Creative Tidbits: Concepts

Following all the fun of the fonts fest, and before the creative tidbits column moves into the holiday season, here are some really great references we held over . . .
* Realistic paintings * Rare photographic situations * Lettering Max Goldt's L'Eglise des Crocodiles * Innovation Lives on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas * Designing Photographer's Identity ... and an extra special piece called "Happy Birthday Steve" November 23, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Typography

Just in time for this issue of Creative Tidbits, two excellent pieces from icons in the design and typography fields : Allan Haley asks "What is Typography All About?" ... and our friend Steven Heller reminds us all of the place occupied in typography history by Steve Jobs! Also, we have :
[] We Love Typography
[] Print's Color Conference
[] Indies Only: Oswego Resident Having His Cake
[] Liz Ryan: Moving past the tire-kickers
[] Spending Wisely on Technology
[] Entrepreneurial Success: 6 Questions with Lolo Siderman
[] 7 Ways Tim Cook's Apple Can Serve Small Business Better
I've got lots more creative typography tidbits so stay tuned all through September and October ... September 5, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Back to (Design) School

This issue of Creative Tidbits takes us "Back to (DESIGN) School" with some education, some good references, and some eye-candy ...
[ ] Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio
[ ] Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired
[ ] Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
[ ] iPad as Art Medium
[ ] Overlooked design ... display
[ ] Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank
[ ] and more! July 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Design Students, Apple, Logos

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings some great references ... but the real gem is the Steve Jobs video. This is true creativity at work. But I know you'll enjoy these as well:
[ ] Good Life: Posters bring arts festival to life
[ ] Students design patch for final shuttle crew
[ ] Must see: Steve Jobs pitches city council
[ ] iD Tech Camps Debuts Graphic Design Course
[ ] Pac-12 Championship Game Logo Contenders
[ ] Form + Function
[ ] Electric Art July 13, 2011

Design Graduates

This May and June many designers, illustrators, photographers and visual communicators will be graduating from design/art school. Here are a few who wrote in to share reflections with you. (AND our PRIZE WINNERS for May) May 31, 2011

Creative Tidbits : Obama Logo, Zapf, degrees and more

In this edition of Creative Tidbits, we check out [] The Story Behind Zapf Chancery; [] a design student memorium mural; [] Obama's 2012 Logo (Now with More Serifs); [] the best Art Degrees; and [] some Razzle Dazzle illustration you've seen before ... from in and around the graphic arts and creative visual arts scene May 23, 2011